Getafe: Codina; Miguel Torres, Cata
Díaz, Marcano, Mané; Víctor Sánchez, Dani Parejo
(Casquero 83'); Pedro Ríos, Manu del Moral (Albín 68'),
Gavilán (Rafa 46'); Miku. 4-2-3-1.
Villarreal: Diego López; Ángel, Marchena (Català 70'), Musacchio, Capdevila; Bruno, Marcos Senna; Cazorla (Jefferson Montero 77'), Borja Valero, Cani (Marco Rubén 53'); Nilmar. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 88. Albín. Fired low shot past keeper after Casquero headed back Ríos cross.
Yellow cards: Mané 16', Víctor Sánchez 20', Miku 42', Bruno 46', Albín 78', 89', Marchena 86' / red cards: Cata Díaz 40', Albín 89'.
Third placed Villarreal were beaten 1-0 by Getafe in the first match of the weekend, despite playing against ten men for over half the game and nine at the end. With Rossi suspended the onus rested on his strike partner Nilmar, and five minutes before the break the Brazilian forward forced Cata Díaz in to a red card after breaking away down the left. Nilmar and Cani both brought good saves out of Codina either side of half time, but Pedro Ríos shot wide and Miku had a goal disallowed for a dubious offside decision. The game appeared to be heading for a draw though until Casquero headed back a cross from Ríos allowing substitute Albín to fire a shot past Diego López with two minutes to go. Without thinking, the midfielder took off his shirt to celebrate the goal, earning himself a second booking and a red card. However Michel's side held on after that for a third league win in a row which took them up to the European spots.